Busy agenda as Health and Wellbeing Board returns for first meeting of 2019


Release date: 15 January 2018

Tackling tobacco, reducing the risk of falls, as well as health and wellbeing in Mid Sussex, will all feature on the packed agenda of the next Health and Wellbeing Board this month.

The Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) brings together senior leaders and officers from the NHS, Adults and Children’s Services, District and Borough Councils, Public Health, Clinical Commissioning Groups and GPs as well as representatives from Healthwatch, the voluntary sector and elected members.

The aim of the board is to improve the health and wellbeing of West Sussex residents, reduce the health inequalities gap by improving the wellbeing of the poorest and promoting joined up working to ensure better quality of service for all.

The board convenes for its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday, 24th January at 2pm at Haywards Heath Town Council, 40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BA.

During the public meeting, members of the board will receive a report from Mid Sussex District Council on the work it has been doing to promote health issues within the district. 

The board will also hear about the launch across the county of a joint working tobacco control strategy. This will see the County Council work in partnership with a number of organisations to co-produce a West Sussex strategy for tobacco control, with the ambition of reducing health inequalities and yielding economic benefits. 

Members of the board will also learn about a pioneering new programme commissioned by the county council to help reduce the risk of falls. This programme, run by Sussex Community Foundation Trust, will aim to reduce some of the winter pressures facing the NHS by offering support to people at risk of suffering a fall.

There is also an opportunity for members of the public to put questions under the Public Forum item on the agenda.

For more information and the full agenda visit: https://westsussex.moderngov.co.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=185 

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